The homeless community in Behchoko now have a warm and safe place to stay during cold nights. The Tlicho Government opened a new warming shelter on Friday in an effort to keep the homeless off the streets during the winter months.
Behchoko RCMP Detachment Commander, Sgt. Scott Young says, homelessness is a big issue for many communities across the Northwest Territories.
Everywhere that I have worked in, in the Territories homelessness has been an issue. And you know people are looking for shelter in the cold winter months.
The three bedroom bungalow can house between 10 and 15 people says Young.
The shelter is an alcohol free space and anyone found with liquor is prohibited.
The shelter will be open daily from 7pm- 7am until the end of May.